On Tuesday I participated in Lane Bryant’s Twitter chat with their hashtag #AskLaneBryant. I tweeted “And while we’re uplifting younger PS women, don’t dis older women. We have style & want nice clothes too.” Often when the state of plus size (PS) fashion is brought up, women over 40 are automatically left out of the conversation. We are looked upon as lacking style and treated as some punchline. It doesn’t help when the PS offerings for older women are dreadful and depressing as hell! It erroneously perpetuates the myth that style dies once you hit 40. Thats is a load of crap! PS women over 40 are just as stylish and on trend as our younger sisters. We want clothing that reflects our REAL lives, not the lives designers think we live. The PS fashion industry has improved dramatically over the years and there are more options for us than ever before. There is room at the table for older women to be apart of the conversation. PS fashion should be for ALL of us, not just our younger sisters. While the PS community champions for body diversity in our society, we also need to do the same for older women to combat stigma surrounding aging in our community. Older PS women need to see stylish, mature women like themselves represented too. Just like our younger PS sisters, we too want to be acknowledged and seen as the beautiful women we are!
Have an awesome weekend!
Shirt: Old Navy (old, similar here and here)
Bustier: ASOS Curve (old)
Jeans: Eloquii (here)
Shoes: Nine West (old, similar here)